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The Schwand surname comes from the Middle High German word "swand," meaning "to thin out" or "disappear" and was probably given to someone who lived in a clearing or glade.

Schwand Early Origins



The surname Schwand was first found in Swabia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In its later history the name became a power unto itself and was elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name comes from the Middle High German word "swand," meaning "to thin out" or "disappear" and was probably given to someone who lived in a clearing or glade.

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Schwand Spelling Variations


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Schwand Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Schwand, Schwandt, Schwander, Schwandner and many more.

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Schwand Early History


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Schwand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schwand research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schwand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schwand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schwand Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friederick Schwander, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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